1776-1778 Lady Elizabeth Hamilton by George Romney (Metropolitan Museum - New York City, New York USA)

The Metropolitan Museum's gallery note - "On November 27, 1776, Lady Derby first sat for this portrait. She returned to Romney's Cavendish Square studio ten times in the winters of 1777 and 1778. She was twenty-three with a son and had been married for two and a half years. The romantic background and her white dress are typical of Romney's portraits of women."

She was Elizabeth Gunning's daughter. Her German language Wikipedia article is here (there is no English language Wikipedia article about her). Her article in thepeerage is here.

Upgrade image posted on 31 August 2012 from Maulleigh's photostream on flickr.

George Romney portrays Lady Hamilton wearing a simple dress that relies on drapery and floral brocading of her under-skirt for effect.

Keywords:  1776, Romney, Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, Hamilton family, Smith-Stanley family, Countess, British, high long coiffure, trapezoidal neckline, long tight sleeves, cuffs, waist band, natural waistline, close skirt, under-skirt


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